Scriptores Astronomici Veteres.

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Creator

Maternus, Firmicus, et al.

Title

Scriptores Astronomici Veteres.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius,

Date

17 October 1499.

Description

An encyclopedic collection of ancient astrological and astronomical texts by authors such as Firmicus Maternus, Marcus Manilius, Aratus, Proclus, and others. Aldus’s dedication letter to his patron and former student Alberto Pio praises the Englishmen Thomas Linacre and William Grocyn for their contributions to the world of letters. Bound in 18th-century English calf for the Earls of Macclesfield at Shirburn Castle, with edges colored red to indicate where individual works begin and end.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Citation

Maternus, Firmicus, et al., “Scriptores Astronomici Veteres. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed August 14, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/184.